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Dr. Karen Dubinsky talks about the protests taking place in Cuba and the US economic blockade.

CBC Online: Cubans protest ongoing poverty, demand more freedom

Poverty and the pandemic have converged in Cuba, to create unbearable circumstances that people were protesting in the capital over the weekend. They're demanding more freedom, while their president blames the situation on U.S. sanctions.

CBC's The Current with Matt Galloway: The Current for July 13, 2021

Cubans are protesting in the streets over food shortages, high prices and the handling of the coronavirus crisis. Guest host Mark Kelley talks to Tania Bruguera, an artist and dissident in Havana; Karen Dubinsky, a professor in the global development and history departments at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont.; and Mark Entwistle, Canada's former ambassador to Cuba. 

Then, do you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines and fertility? Dr. Tali Bogler has answers, and joins us to separate fact from fiction.

Plus, journalist Andy Martino joins us to discuss the long history of cheating in baseball, and his new book, Cheated: The Inside Story of the Astros Scandal and a Colourful History of Sign Stealing. 

And this summer, we're bringing you a few of the best original CBC podcasts. We start today with A Death in Cryptoland, in which host Takara Small explores the cataclysmic chain of events that come after the young CEO of Canada's biggest cryptocurrency exchange is reported dead.